Advisor Profiles

Thomas L. Daniel, Ph.D.

University of Washington

Tom Daniel is a professor of Biology and holder of the Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair, Member of the Neurobiology and Behavior Faculty, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, where he has served as a faculty member since his initial appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology in 1984. Prior to that, he was the Myron A. Bantrell Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Zoology from Duke University. Daniel has received notable honors and awards for his research and teaching, including selection as a MacArthur Fellow in 1996 and multiple teaching awards from the University of Washington. He is on the editorial boards of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (Biology Letters) and PLOS Computational Biology. He is also on the Board of Directors for the EMP/ESF. Daniel’s research programs focus on biomechanics, addressing questions about the physics, engineering and neural control of movement in biological systems.